Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Love Letter Tin

Making this romantic Valentine tin, inspired me to post this sweet love letter written by Ronald Regan to his wife, Nancy. I have a few classic "love notes" and a heart-shaped ring from my youth that now have a place to rest. These nostalgic images can be downloaded from Lisa Vollrath's "Original Printable Holiday Collection." Enjoy!


Aboard Air Force One

March 4, 1983

Dear First Lady,

I know tradition has it that on this morning I place cards, Happy Anniversary cards, on your breakfast tray. But things are somewhat mixed up. I substituted a gift and delivered it a few weeks ago.

Still this is the day, the day that marks 31 years of such happiness as comes to few men. I told you once that it was like an adolescent's dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn't changed.

You know I love the ranch but these last two days made it plain I only love it when you are there. Come to think of it, that's true of every place & every time. When you aren't there I'm no place, just lost in time & space.

I more than love you, I'm not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone, I'm waiting for you to return so I can start living again.

Happy Anniversary and thank you for 31 wonderful years.

I love you.

Your Grateful Husband


The Rustic Victorian said...

The tins are lovely, and the letter is so wonderful. I wish we had President Regan her as our leader now. I am enjoying your blog, thanks for visiting mine.

Debra said...

Lovely work (as always Nancy), what a nice letter. Hmmm any of these sorts o letters from Chuck? Yeah, none here either! Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork!!!

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh my your tins are just beautiful! Love your blog. I will be back often.

Nancy said...

Love your tins. I just posted a pic on my blog
of my knitted dishcloths.

Ozstuff said...

I am so pleased that you commented on my blog because now I have found yours. The tins are stunning and President Reagan's letter to his wife is so touching. I am Australian so a long way from the US but one of the saddest moments I have seen was when Nancy Reagan, at her husband's funeral, touched his casket in a last goodbye.

Kris Dickinson said...

I love your tins. Really beautiful!